Dr. Edward Suarez

(Ph.D.)

About Me

Aloha, I am Dr. Edward Suarez. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience consulting, training and providing mental health services to a wide range of individuals around the world, including Florida, Hawaii and recently, headquartered in Morocco helping U.S. Peace Corps volunteers adjust to life in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. I received my doctoral degree from the University of Hawaii, specializing in cross-cultural approaches to severe mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia, bipolar and major depression) but since then have expanded my expertise into areas of adjustment, stress & coping, anxiety (including social anxiety, OCD and phobias)

My training and therapeutic approach focus on using best practices such as client-centered, trauma-informed, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including mindfulness and motivational interviewing, designed to help my clients efficiently assess and address problems in the here and now without having to delve into ancient history. Usually this begins with a holistic assessment and focus on each person's health, diet, nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, socialization, stress coping skills and self-care regimen, in addition to any additional specific concerns of each client I serve.

My therapeutic approach emphasizes rapport building, empathic listening, radical acceptance, genuineness, and helping client's develop skills so they can build on therapy to independently maximize their potential. The therapeutic relationship involves mutual collaboration in creating a client-based and client-driven plan so we can honestly assess and document progress and client readiness to successfully graduate and move on in a reasonable amount of time.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #9615 (Expires: 2022-05-31)

Psychologist #839 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

Other #TE 61062608 (Expires: 2020-10-16)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thoughtful and helful

Written by K.E. on Jul 01, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Suarez have helped me realised that I have been a cumpulsive thinker and not being mindful. It has opened new perspective in me and I have been practicing mindfulness ever since. I am truly grateful for his help

Written by M.A. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

My sessions with Dr.Suarez were very great and helpful, he is a good listener and easy to talk to, i would recommend him to my family and friends.

Written by O.I. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I am confident that Dr Suarez is an excellent clinical psychologist. With his extensive experience and great listening skills he has helped me so much these past few months. He is compassionate and encouraging, understanding my troubles and helping me to develop healthy coping mechanisms to increase my mental wellbeing. Thanks so much Dr Suarez!

Written by J.E. on May 15, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Through therapy I have learned so much about myself and how to handle my anxiety. Dr. Suarez really opened my mind to changing my perspective on situations that trigger my anxiety/panic. He also really supported me and helped me deal with my feelings of grief from losing a parent early in life. I am truly so grateful for all I’ve learned from him.

Written by B.R. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Suarez is helping me in this very awful time. Breaking things down and focusing on what I can approach in the present.

Written by C.H. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr Suarez is a great listener and really pushes me to look at my actions and figure out better ways of doing things like exercise, eating healthy, sleeping, breathing techniques, and better ways of communication. I'm definitely growing and noticing positive change.

Written by D.A. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Dr. Suarez is an empathetic and understanding expert whose support has been instrumental to significant progress over a relatively short time period.

Written by M.A. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coaching

Edward is a great guy, caring, helpful and supportive.

Written by T.O. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In the short time I have worked with Dr. Suarez. He has shown a great aptitude and ability to tailor his approach to my situation. He has been very direct and compassionate in his approach with me. I feel I can benefit greatly from dr. Suarez's knowledge and ability. I am grateful and thankful for having someone as experienced as him working with me.

Written by T.A. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Dr. Suarez has been so helpful and he is so easy to talk to. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by M.A. on Jan 08, 2020 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I didn’t know what to expect with BetterHelp and as soon as they paired me I was second guessing if this was for me. As soon as I talked to Dr. Suarez, I felt welcomed and comfortable talking to him. He understood my issues and didn’t judge me but listened and recommended some goals for me. I’m still continuing improving myself with the support of Dr. Suarez and I’m looking forward to the next step in my life.

Written by S.A. on Dec 28, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr Suarez is very professional and a great listener. He really invests in understanding what you’re going through and helps you by applying practical CBT techniques in the easiest possible ways. Highly recommended

Written by P.E. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr Suarez has made me feel supported and listened to; he tunes in seamlessly and it feels very supportive and non judgmental; I enjoy his perspective and feedback, and am finding great comfort and healing so far.

Written by C.H. on Sep 16, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Suarez is fantastic! Knowledgeable and helpful, but also a fantastic listener.

Written by N.A. on Aug 04, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Suarez uses a variety of references and techniques to shed light and provide excellent tools for self-management of anxiety.

Written by T.H. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

From the consultations I have had with Ed, he has always been kind, empathetic and knowledgeable. Never have I felt judged or embarrassed with Ed. He is light hearted yet genuinely concerned for my wellbeing even only after a few weeks.

Written by A.N. on Jul 26, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I changed counselors to Dr. Suarez as he seemed like the best fit for me and within the first conversations, I noticed a major difference within counselors. Dr. Suarez is extremely quick and responsive, as I am an international user. He not only listens thoroughly and carefully, but gives great information and comforting feedback with questions. He provides strategies and exercises which I find very helpful. He is easy to talk to and when I am unresponsive, he kindly checks up to see how I am doing. He is an effective professional counselor with great warmth and understanding, and am lucky to be working with such a positive supportive counselor.

Written by N.A. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr. Suarez has definitely exceeded my expectations. He’s an absolute genius at what he’s doing and I’m waiting for our next session.

Written by W.I. on Jun 30, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have very quickly connected and bonded with Dr. Suarez.
This is the first time I have ever taken action to get the help of this kind, and he helps me to be vulnerable and tell my story which in turn allows him to add unlimited value to me.
Even after the first session a couple of weeks ago I felt uplifted, encouraged, validated, and empowered.
He is a credit to the service, and also of huge value to anybody he gives his service to.
I really look forward to, and I’m excited about my upcoming sessions with him because I know the value that he gives and that I assimilate and take action on.
I still have a lot of work to do on myself, and I’m sure that I’m going to make great progress with Dr. Saurez.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Written by S.H. on Jun 17, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I had a great experience applying CBT in my daily life. Through therapy, I became aware more of my automatic negative self-talking. Also, I had a chance to realize I have more power than I expected to control my irrational thoughts.

Written by J.O. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Suarez is an excellent counsellor who understands your needs. He knows how to support you while also challenging you to grow. I never feel rushed or hurried.

Written by N.E. on Jun 04, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

He is understanding and provides quality worksheets.

Written by H.A. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

I can't say enough about how helpful this counseling has been. Initially I was very skeptical about online counseling. But I was in the middle of a serious emotional crisis. Dr. Suarez was extremely responsive and helpful. We communicated entirely through written messages. He responded very quickly. He was completely understanding. He helped me get through the crisis. I'm a believer.

Written by L.A. on Feb 27, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I don’t think words can describe well enough, the support and comfort that Dr. Suarez has brought to me. He feels like a friend you can tell anything too and he steers you in a healthy and positive direction no matter how many times you feel like your taking steps backwards - he knows exactly how to put you back on track again and make you believe in your capabilities, to be able to see progress you’ve made and be happy and proud about every step you take. I couldn’t thank him more and wish that everyone had someone like him in there lives!

Written by M.O. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Suarez has helped me tremendously in a very short span of time. I’ve felt very supported and understood. Within three live sessions and a few exercises that he has made me do, I’ve already started to see improvements in my mental well being. I look forward to learning more with him.